Are your statutory accounts due soon?

25 Mar 2020

If you own a private limited company, you will be aware that you have to file statutory accounts with Companies House within nine months of your financial year end, or a penalty will be incurred.

However if your deadline is approaching, and it is apparent that due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) your accounts will not be filed on time, you should act now and make an application to extend the period allowed for filing.

You can apply for an automatic, and immediate, three month extension by visiting: this link here.

If you are a director of the company you are personally responsible for ensuring you deliver (meaning actual receipt at Companies House) your statutory accounts before the deadline or the expiry of the extension. The amount of the fine will be determined by how late the accounts are:

  • Not more than one month £150
  • More than one month, but not more than three months £375
  • More than three months but more than six months £750
  • More than six months £1,500

Please be aware that if you have already extended or shortened your accounting reference period then you may not be eligible for the automatic extension, but contact Companies House to find out.

For more information please call us on 0800 2800 421   or contact us here.


Lucy Gleisner (nee Grey)